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Economic Statistics for 22 Aug 13

The following US economic statistics were announced today:

Weekly jobless claims edged higher by 13,000 to 336,000. The 4-week average fell 2,250 to 330,500. Continuing claims rose 29,000 to 2.999 million.

The PMI Manufacturing Index Flash rose 0.4 points to 53.9 for August.

The FHFA House Price Index rose 0.7% in June, following May’s 0.8% rise. Year-over-year, the index is up 7.7%.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -2.2 points to -28.8 this week, the lowest level in two months.

The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators jumped 0.6% in July, hinting at accelerating growth in the next 6 months.

The Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index rose 2 points to 8 in August.

The Fed’s Balance Sheet declined by $-0.7 billion last week, with total assets of $3.646 trillion. Reserve Bank credit grew $24.1 billion

The Fed reports that the M2 Money supply fell by $-23.5 billion in the latest week.

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Dale Franks
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